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Middlesex County reports rabid animals

STATE — The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a skunk tested positive for rabies in South River, in the vicinity of Marie Street and Brant Street. This is the sixth rabid animal reported in the county…

Clark campers enjoy summer fun

CLARK — About 500 local youth are enjoying a six week camp with daily activities and entertainment every morning. “We average over 500 kids a day out of 1,100 that signed up,” said Ralph Bernardo, who added: “We have 120…

Bank robber sentenced

STATE – A man who admitted using a note to rob the Valley National Bank in Clifton was sentenced today to 55 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Wayne Winner, 50, of Nutley, pleaded guilty on April…

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals pays $35 million to squash charges

TRENTON – A pharmaceutical company that had $22.4 billion in revenue in 2008, will pay $35 million without having to admit to any wrongdoing or liability as part of a massive settlement to squash charges that it unlawfully promoted a drug for unapproved uses. Acting Attorney General…

EPA suspends Cinnaminson Superfund sanctions

STATE–  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that no further action is needed to address the capping of two closed New Jersey landfills. The Cinnaminson Groundwater Contamination Superfund site, which covers about 400 acres in the townships of Cinnaminson…

Devine advises community to beat heat

Warmer weather is quickly approaching and people who work and exercise outdoors need to become familiar with the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses and Democrat James J. Devine is sharing ideas about what to do. Muscle cramping might be…